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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry into the competitiveness of retail prices for standard groceries (grocery inquiry) recommended the introduction of a mandatory unit pricing scheme within six to twelve months, subject to detailed cost-benefit analysis to determine the scope of the scheme. Unit pricing refers to the display of the price of goods per unit of measure (for example, per 100 grams or per kilogram). On 5 August 2008, the federal government announced that it would consider the best way to implement a mandatory, nationally-consistent unit pricing regime for standard grocery items covering both in-store and print advertising.

This issues paper is designed to serve as starting point for the design of a nationally consistent unit pricing scheme in supermarkets and grocery stores.

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2008
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